The Ghana Football Association headed by Mr. Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku and its Executive Council Members engaged in a successful with the sports media on Monday, February 7, 2024, at Lancaster Hotel formerly Golden Tulip in Kumasi.
The meeting was purposely arranged to find the way forward for Ghana Football and brief the media and the general public on Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign and other important matters relevant to the Black Stars of Ghana’s exit from the tournament in Ivory Coast.
The Black Stars of Ghana showcased a poor performance at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations and suffered an early exit in the group stage with just two points in three matches games played.
Due to the poor performance, the Ghana Football Association dissolved the technical team and formed a five-member committee to search for the next head coach for the Black Stars of Ghana in three weeks.
However, the Ghana Football Association president, Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku give the speech in the address to the media. Also in attendance were Vice President Mark Addo, Dr. Randy Abbey, Dr. Gifty Oware-Mensah, and Nana Sarfo Oduro. Others included Kingsley Osei Bonsu, Frederick Acheampong, Samuel Aboabire, Alhaji Abu Hassan Mahamadu, Gideon Fosu, and Eugene Nobel Noel.
In the address, Kurt Okraku emerged to the public that it is time to fix our game and the support from the media and the general public and they as the FA are ready to listen to them. Also, he (Kurt Okraku} said he want to see the black stars, league clubs, and other national teams playing good football and winning games and trophies.
Ghana Football Association president Kurt Edwin Simon Okraku also said it is his vision to win the Africa Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup.
“The FA is very much committed to bringing back our next glory and bringing back the passion of our people, the it can only happen when the public stands shoulder to shoulder with us. This is not the Black Stars I want to see. I want to see our black stars, league clubs, and other national teams playing good football and winning games and trophies.”
“It’s time to fix our football and doing that will not take only the executive council but rather efforts from the media and the public. We are ready to listen to the people. The FA and the Executive Committee Council will not depart from the commitment day and night to fix our football”
“I want to win the AFCON; I want to win the World Cup! I want to win every competition Ghana finds itself in. This is the collective believe and the mindset of my fellow Executive Council members. I want to make upgrade the Ghanaman Soccer of Excellence to international standards.”